Enjoying Summer Season Benefits – Getting Outside for Your Health and Self-Care

Some of us have been waiting for it-this is the month for the longest daylight of the year, the 21st, a welcome antidote for the short, dark days of winter, when we go to work in the dark and it’s already dark before we leave.  Cheer up. It’s six months before we have to deal […]

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A Letter from One Veteran to Another

It’s been a few years since you were in the service and your hair is a little longer, you wake up a little later, and you’ve probably called in to skip work once or twice because you just didn’t feel like going in. You’ve got a new routine that doesn’t include missing birthdays and holidays […]

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Mom to Moms—Tips to Cope When Your Emotional Tank is Running Dry

If you’ve ever felt like your emotional tank is running dry, you’re not alone.  The good news is there are ways to fix that weary drain before it drags you down. We don’t have to be “everything to everyone.” Teacher, nurse, chef, maid, financial advisor, chauffer … moms tend to wear a plethora of hats.  […]

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13 Reasons Why – Be Informed About the Latest Buzz

There’s lots of talk going around about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. It portrays the fictional story about a 17-yr. old girl who takes her own life and leaves behind 13 recordings explaining not only the reasons why she did it, but also the persons she blames for causing her suicide. The series is […]

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It Takes a Village – Reaching Out To Care For Seniors

We’ve heard the phrase most often applied to raising children, but “It takes a village” can and often should be applied as well to caring for people at the opposite end of the age spectrum.  In either case, the “village” emphasizes the importance of family and community as key elements necessary for promoting a healthy […]

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Youth Transitions – Mixing Celebrations with Uncertainty

Kids are already counting the days until school’s out and they are free! Well, at least, that’s what they’re feeling. Getting outside and having fun, heading for the pool, or enjoying longer times with friends are high priorities. But these times of transition can also carry an undercurrent of anxious uncertainty too. Simply stated, it’s […]

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A Good Belly Laugh Can Help Your Brain… and Your Belly

We all have a bad day now and then. You know, those days when you wake up grumpy and nothing seems to go your way–remember Alexander and his “terrible, horrible, no good very bad day?” But then your pet or your kid does something really cute that makes you laugh and your whole outlooks brightens!  […]

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Stressed? Tired of Sitting? Try Desk-ercise!

It often hits as the mid-afternoon slump. More yawns, more thoughts of nap time, or just the desk blahs. It prompts lots of people to hustle for the double-C pick up: Caffeine and Candy. Despite the fact it’s not too healthy, it also doesn’t last very long, and the later crash can be worse than […]

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Three Easy Ways to Spring into Health

Although it seems the holidays were just here, the Spring Equinox is on March 20. For some, Spring can be a time of cleaning and renewal, but for others, sometimes it doesn’t seem as hopeful as we’d like. Taking some time to focus on our needs and discover the things that make us happy can […]

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When Valentine’s Day isn’t all red hearts and chocolate candy

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Every store is littered with cards, candy, red hearts, stuffed animals and roses. Some people despise a day where they feel pressured to show people how much they care, dubbing it a “Hallmark Holiday.” Others (like myself) adore it. Seriously, I think it’s my favorite holiday. Valentine’s Day can often […]

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